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Why isn't Ubuntu using the latest versions of some applications?

  • Netbeans IDE is still 6.9 in ubuntu center, but the current version is 7.0.1

  • Eclipse IDE is still 3.5 in ubuntu center, but the current version is 3.7

I think there are many old(un-updated) packages available in software center. just noticed only the two.

My Question is:

If they are not updated there PPA, Why Ubuntu keeps them in the official software center?

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marked as duplicate by Oli Aug 3 '11 at 15:28

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You missed the way Ubuntu provides software: every six month there is a new release, and the software do not get updated along this time, apart from security updates and bug fixes. Only some major software, like firefox, could be updated to a new version during the six months period.

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